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features it claims put brakes on the prius. >> you have tax questions? we have answers. you'll get your personal >>> state lawmakers coming up with an idea to protect school kids from tragedies like the sandy hook massacre. the lawmaker wants every school classroom door to have a lock that can be secured from inside of the classroom. abc 7 news has the story. >> one teacher saved her students by locking her class door. the security chief says there is a lesson to be learned from that. >> like what happened is that gunman went to the class rooms where doors were unlocked. the classroom that's were locked, he couldn't get in. went to the next room autos that got one lawmaker thinking it's time to mandate all california public schools have classroom that's can be locked from the inside toompblgts newer campuses have that measure 30% of the schools state wide don't. >> right now in many class rooms most older classrooms if there is an intruder the teacher has to walk outside to lock the door. because locks are on the outside of the door. >> state senator marty block believes it can be done
shareholders blame for the 7:00's problems. >> 7 on your side tax hot line is underway. here is the number. irs and california society of enrolled agents and united way are standing by to answer your questions. >> plus, fresh fish you won't find in a couple bay area supermarkets could signal a seafood change. after 4:30... >> rivalry between apple and samsung is intensifying including construction of a gleaming new headquarters. i'm david louie. we'll have the story still to come. >> at 410 a live look at traffic. this is the skyway. it's a usual bumper to bumper crawl. left to right traffic is go together lower deck of the bay bridge a little bit better for folks on the righthand side of the screen. back wit >>> two big supermarkets market chain as nounsd they're staying away from so called franken fish. trader joes says i it will not sell a new type of genetically modified salmon. it's a cross between an atlantic and pacific salmon. this video shows kit grow twice as fast as regular salmon and fda says it won't cause health problems or harm the environment. critics say it could threaten other
without raising taxes repealing the president's health care law, converting medicare to a voucher-style system and kit federal pensions. senate democrats unveil a plan of their own, a 50-50 mix of tax hikes and spending cuts. >> boy scouts of america has a questionnaire on a change in the policy banning gay scout leaders and members, e-mailing to 1.1 million adult scouts with a list of five questions: is it acceptable for a gay and straight scout to share a tent overnight? the scouts are posing such questions as the organization tries to determine whether to lift or modify their gay ban. cow leaders will vote on the issue in may. >> the bay area newest ferry service is in financial service. why the problem could be a big win for commuters between the east bay and the peninsula. >> have you filed your taxes yet? the small mistake that could delay hundreds ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wro
consequence of furloughing state workers and the billions of tax dollars save >> good morning, everyone, 4:50 on abc7 news. a live look from our high definition roof tom camera -- top camera in san francisco, you can see the buildings and not the fog. mike will tell us about the weather including a chance of rain next week. >> you will soon have another option to get around a bay area because of a bicycle sharing program. there is an agreement with a pilot program for bicycle share. you can pick up and drop off bicycles at 70 locations between san francisco and san jose. the cost is still up in the air. a similar program in washington, dc, charges $75 for an annual pass. >> the spring break is leading san francisco's muni system to reduce service while students are out of school part of a strategy they first tried over the holiday season in december when fewer people were using the city buses and trolls and streetcars. this will we reduce the frequency on a dozen routes from march 25 to march 29. they saved $275,000 by reducing routes during the holiday season. >> there is word that twitte
clara. >> tonight the council agreed to waive a 9.5% hotel tax on the 350 rooms the staff will occupy. it will also waive a 10% ticket surcharge and a 35 cent ticket fee funding senior and youth programs and a $4.54 parking fee will be waived. >> by having fees waived it makes us more attractive. even though we have all of this to offer it is the first time we are doing this. we want to make sure we are competitive. >> santa clara is going up to host super bowl 50. miami has already hosted 10 super bowls. but sources say they can't afford to waive the hotel tax. hotel managers meantime say temporarily waiving the tax won't affect their bottom line. >> the exposure we will get here during the super bowl event will more than make up for anything that is lost. >> by exempting the rooms left to nfl employees and nfl workers they would be exempt to the tax on those rooms and that money would not be paid. >> reporter: some worry about what santa clara is is conceding in order to win this bid. but the majority of those here tonight couldn't be happier with the possibility of hosting a super
the council agreed to waive a 9.5% hotel tax on the 350 rooms the staff will occupy. it will also waive a 10% ticket surcharge and a 35 centfd youth programs and a $4.54 parking fee will be waived. >> by having fees waived it makes us more attractive. even though we have all of this to offer it is the first time we are doing this. we want to make sure we are competitive. >> santa clara is going up to host super bowl 50. miami has already hosted 10 super bowls. but sources say they can't afford to waive the hotel tax. hotel managers meantime say temporarily waiving the tax won't affect their bottom line. >> the exposure we will get here during the super bowl event will more than make up for anything that is lost. >> by exempting the rooms left to nfl employees and nfl workers they would be exempt to the tax on those rooms and that money would not be paid. >> reporter: some worry about what santa clara is is conceding in order to win this bid. but the majority of those here tonight couldn't be happier with the possibility of hosting a super bowl. >> i support the super bowl in santa clara beca
tax on 350 rooms for nfl staff. waiving the 10% ticket surcharge going towards debt service on the stadium and waiving a fee funding seen skbrer youth programs and waiving a parking fee covering what the city spends on police, fire and traffic control services. no one2ouc!!rvñ calculated publc safety costs oo. it was our intention to make sure we walkway putting on a great show. and making sure we come out whole in this process. and being reimbursed in efforts. >> the tax waiver sounds like a concession but let's crunch the numbers. 350 rooms are involved. the tax is $14.25 translating into a $5,000 loss per night. hotels say they'll be booked. there are 2300 hotel rooms within two miles of the stadium. the totel tax on the rooms would offset the tax break. the hilt n onsanta clara sits adjacent to the new stadium and general managers have seen impact of the super bowl. >> i did the super bowl. it was rams and titans and that gave us a record month, far and away, crushed any numbers that hotel had done in the past for the month. >> seniors and young people facing a small ri
down to the bottom line, the president believes that we have to have more taxes from the american people. we're not going to get very far. if the president doesn't believe that the goal ought to be to balance the budget, i'm not sure we're going to get very far. this is the whole issue, we have a spending problem here in washington. >> where is your trust level with the president? i mean, you're talking about these meetings as if they really didn't mean much. >> no, the president and i have a very good relationship. we're open with each other. we're honest with each other. but we're trying to bridge some big differences. >> so, do you trust president obama? >> absolutely. >> absolutely? >> absolutely. there's no issue there. >> listen to what president obama told george stephanopoulos about the debt this week. >> we have already cut $2.5 trillion, $2.7 trillion out of the deficit. if the sequester stays in, you got over $3.5 trillion in deficit reduction already. so, we don't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. in fact, for the nen ten years, it's going to be in a sustainab
to lure super bowl 50 to the new 49ers stadium in 2016 includes give up tax revenue. now live from santa clara to explain. >> the santa clara city council decided it can, indeed, afford to give up a variety of tax revenue, all financial demands imposed by the nfl. those demands require the city to give up 9.5 percent hotel tax on 350 rooms for nfl staff, a 10 percent ticket surcharge and 35 percent per ticket fee that funds senior and youth program and $4.54 parking fee. private donations and general super bowl windfall will make up the loss and then some. the couple sill voted unanimously to give up the millions in revenue at a special meeting lat night. the stadium will be finished next year and santa clara is hoping super bowl 50 is played there in 2016. the hilton santa clara is optimistically planning a 140-room addition with views overlooking the new stadium and four of the rooms are premium and they are not worried about giving up the hotel tax. >> what we will get, the money pent during the super bowl event in that timeframe, that will more than make up to any money that is lost.
receives $2.6 million in public funding every year. some from san francisco's hotel tax so musicians are trying to get the supervisor's offices today trying to get them on their side as mediators work to try to resolve this dispute. >> thank you very much. >> well, consumer news now. cars are so complicated that when that light comes on, you need a computer to find out what is going on. >> that is right. >> this is unbelievable. >> yes this, is school. had when the light comes on it can mean your engine is in need of an overhaul or gas cap is loose. how do you know what is going on? they're looking to buy a code reader to diagnose problem was a car. the store has quite a few. we select the blue one because it's the least expensive. >> how much is this? >> $88.99 plus tax. >> i'll take that. >> with this code reader we can find out what is wrong with a car when the check engine light comes on. one employee takes us and shows how it works. that means it's working and nearly every car made since 1996 has a similar set up meaning when your light comes on, you zront to rely on a mechanic
on refunds and time now running out to claim the mb. irs holding $917 million in unclaimed tax refunds. if you forgot to follow a return you could be entitled to part of the money. you must file by april 15th of this year or the money goes back the u.s. treasury for good. many on the list are low income taxpayers not required to file returns but already entitled to a tax refund. >> if you're due a refund there is no penalty. >> file the paper work. >> yi. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> sandhya patel has been looking for rain out there. >> everywhere. >> where is it now? cheryl, dan, yes, rain is in the future but we're going to get you through the weekend with dry weather and changes will come. so you do have a nice dry weekend for st. patrick's day. as you look at live doppler 7 right now you'll notice there is cloud cover. we have mid and high level clouds just streaming overhead but those are not rain clouds. rain holds off until next week. there is a chance of snow looking at heavenly. san francisco, 54 now, san jose, 68. temperatures cooler today, low 50s to mid-70s. you can he cl
million. now, experts say it will be closer to $172 million. and the hotel revenue tax the city was told would be $12 million and change is now projected to be about half of that amount. >> i believe that if larry ellison wins it it's going to be back and be 10 times as exciting next time. >> would you ever volunteer for this job again? >> if i want to stay married i won't. >> it's not just the fund raising failure that's upset the supervisor. he pointed out wage agreements have not been honored and $400,000 in back wages is owd to 113 workers. that is part of the story we're working on for abc 7 news at 6:00. >> looking forward to hearing more from you, mark, thank you. the secret service launched an investigation into hacker claims they gained private information about political leaders. this is information posted on a web site and eqifax confirm the profiles of four high rove yil clients were accessed. in an exclusive interview with abc news, president obama confirmed an investigation but would not say whether the information posted about his wife was authentic. >> today democrat lawm
impersonating government officials, demanding tax money before he could get the prize. how much money did your father end up giving? >> he lost over $85,000. >> reporter: 85,000? >> $85,000. it's devastating. >> reporter: listen to this. a sad exchange between a scammer and a woman named bea who's already shelled out more than $60,000. >> you have to pay the tax on the check before the check could be cashed. >> you keep asking for more money, more money. last night i went to bed crying. i don't have no money. the bills are coming. i don't have any oil. i'm freezing in here. it's getting cold now. >> you have to take care of the final payment, bea. just keep your trust in us now. >> reporter: and if the victims don't pay, the scammers are not above threats. >> there's nothing these scammers won't do. they're absolutely despicable. >> we want to put out the red flags of warning. >> reporter: so how do you protect yourself? if prize officials tell you to pay taxes before they give the money, it's a scam. >> you always tell us the same, pierre thomas on it again in washington. pierre, thank you. >
easily. >>> this one is important here. the irs has nearly a billion dollars in unclaimed tax refunds money owed almost a million taxpayers who simply never filed returns for 2009. >> the deadline is april 15th or the government gets to keep the money and california has the biggest chunk of these unclaimed refunds. >> i don't understand that. i want my money. >>> get on the phone with the irs. >> gimme. >>> when we come back, an ominous start to a weekend music festival down in miami. injuries after a huge screen collapses. >>> and the hail mary pass that worked. and now a young girl can get back on the gridiron. we'll be right back. see life in the best light. outdoors, or in. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette
are tough, not likely negotiatable. jant clara must waive it's hotel tax on the 350 rooms the staff will occupy, must waive 10% ticket surcharge going towards deck service, and waive a 35 cent per ticket fee for senior and youth programs and a parking cost that recoups costs for police services. santa clara says it will get reimbursed by the san francisco host committee its our intention walk away putting on a great show, doing a lot of work making sure that we come out whole in this process and... being reimbursed for efforts to make this successful event. >> giving a hotel tax break isn't as bad as this may sound. 350 rooms are involved at $150 nightly rate, tax is $14.25 a $5,000 loss per night revenue normally goes into the city's general fund. the general manager at the hilton santa clara thinks super bowl spending will more than offset that loss. >> the value that have event in this city and exposure we're going to get i think will more than makeup for anything lost. >> he's planning a 140 room addition to the hotel in time for the super bowl. with rooms going to be a premium
a plan to balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes. that plan would repeal the president's health care law, convert medicare to a voucher voucher-style system and cut federal pensions. it is similar to a budget plan that he offered last year. today the senate democrats unveil a plan of their own. >> boy scouts have sent out a questionnaire on a potential change in policy banning gay scout leaders and members. the survey e-mailed to 1.1 million adult scouts has five questions including, is it acceptable for a gay and straight scout to share a tent overnight? the scouts posing such questions as the organizer tries to determine whether to lift or modify the gay ban. leaders will vote on the issue in may. >> the woman now accused of salting a young girl in a san francisco park. >> another trial run for taking bicycles on bart. commuters get a chance to take the bike along for the road. >> new date announced on which a famed >> south san francisco struggling ferry service is coming up with new ideas to get more people on board. the oyster point ferry between the peninsula and
to pay higher taxes to save our schools? and efforts to prevent san francisco getting stuck footing the bill for america's cup. >>> a little known urban forest has been a popular gathering spot for locals to escape city life now a plan to jeopardize it's serenity. the eucalyptus grove is south of the entrance to golden gate park. wayne freedman now with more on the story. 50 they have the disstix of being the most beloved and also, perhaps the most reviled nonindij news trees in san francisco. >> full of birds and wile life. it's a forest. >> the sutro grove behind ucsf medical center. thousands of eucalyptus trees owned by the university, share wtd community. >> we want a forest that is going to last for many more generations. >> they've issued a bunch of misleading prop ganda. >> the grove the planted 125 years ago but adolph sutro. the university worries about a fire hazard. >> yes. we're worried about wildfires and the safety of the campus buildings and our neighbors' homes. >> there would be lie yikt there, too. you don't want to pay for fires? >> we don't want anyone to get hu
omission is leading to a refund refund -- refund delay to thousands of tax returns, maybe yours. returns filed by h&r block may be delayed because of an error on the student tax credit. that is form 8863. in previous years they could leave a field blank to indicate no. this year they have to enter the letter "n," but h and h&r block wasn't doing that. the forms will be delayed six to eight weeks. >>> in less than two weeks commuters in san mateo county could be driving through the devil slide tunnels. cal trans set a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate. drivers are expected to be allowed through the twin tunnels either that day or perhaps the next morning. we are thought sure. the $439 million project began eight years ago to improve traffic between pacifica and monterra. now finally almost finished. >>> new at 11:00, green day is back on the road and ready for its delayed tour. billy armstrong is out of rehab which he entered after a melt down on stage, this one. they have one gig under its belt. they rocked a crowd in southern california and even dipped into classics like "basket case
. we'll have the latest on our web site abc 7 news.com. >> those folk who's didn't file taxes in 2009 better hurry if they expect to get a refund. the irs says there is $817 million in unclaimed tax refunds and time is running out to claim the cash. refunds owed to nearly a million people. irs says taxpayers must file by april 15th of this year if they don't that money becomes property of the u.s. treasury. in case you're wondering there is no penalty for filing a late return that qualifies for a refund. >> these are crazy good times for taco bell. the chain says it hired 15,000 new employees as a result of the popularity of the doritos tacos. taco bell sold 375 million of the tacos last year more than a million per day. taco bell officials expect more growth with the recent addition of the cool ranch flavor tacos they believe they'd al add 2,000 restaurants in 10 year autos facebook reportedly looking to snag twitter's hash zpag bad news for google reader fans. >> good afternoon, larry and carolyn. the book is closing on google reader, google shutting down the rss service on july 1.
slips tonight despite the state having more money because of prop 30 tax increase voter as proved. an estimated 2700 warnings have been issued. one teacher receiving a pink slip says it's still ridiculous. >> i don't understand why our district doesn't see that the pie is expanding this, should have resulted in a change in their actions. however, they're acting the sky is still falling. >> districts zront a choice in. in law there is a requirement that on march 15th you've got to do layoffs. >> most expected to be rescinded but union officials warn the practice of sending out notices then rescinding them is driving good, young teachers out of the system. >> san francisco police shot up a taxi cab after a suspected car jacker tried to run them over. this began after the suspect stopped on its windshield while the driver was still inside. police said they fired after the suspect rammed their patrol cars. residents say the shooting is unusual for that neighborhood. >> jackson street on a friday morn something. >> this is the first time i've experienced this. i'm just glow going to dr
prosecutors a tax form showing the client had won $400,000 in gambling in las vague yachls now, prosecutors say they're checking that out. they don't know what happened to that money. vic lee abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. a different part of the bay in an effort to get a handle on a violent crime problem, the police chief has a new strategy tonight. laura anthon lee is live to explain. laura? >> hi, dan, neighborhood policing has been tried before here but this time the chief told us he thinks that it will work despite having many fewer officers than last time they tried it. this is a model in many cities. >> the police chief announced a new neighborhood policing plan for a city. he believes will not only take a bite out of crime but strengthens ties between officer asks the community. >> captains will be charged of a smaller area gives us best opportunities to do that. >> area two ran from fruit veil to the san leandro border encompassing three districts. in the new plan the same area is broken into two districts, four, five, each with its own captain he will be held acc
because higher taxes were welcome back and thanks for joining us. we are starting this half-hour with a first quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, katie. here's a look at san jose where it's 50 degrees right now underneath cloudy skies. the fog will linger the next several hours. here's a look at 6:00 right now the current time. you see it banked up along the san mateo coast. at 8:00 still a patch over the bay, a little bit in the south bay. it will take until 10:00. by noontime it will burn back and we will see mostly sunny conditions today. temperatures this morning ranging from the mid-40s to around 50. we will look for sunny skies, upper 50s at our coast to the mid-70s around the bay. talking about a very pleasant evening. some fog moves back into the bay and we will look for almost a repeat performance tomorrow. i'll detail that for you and a look at some rain coming our way in just a pit. katie. >> sounds good, lisa. thank you. >>> >> the california federation of teachers is calling on all school districts in large budget reserves to use t
the terms of the cypress bailout could send europe into another financial crisis. it calls for a tax on every bank account in cypress. the euro hit its lowest level this year. >>> europe's largest bank wants to get leern and meern. it is part of strategy to make it more profitable. more than 40,000 employees and 50 branchs in the u.s. >>> this week, the postal service be told to keep on delivering on saturday. it says it can save $2 billion by cutting saturday delivery. >>> we're told that tourism to an unlikely spot is booming. north korea is a military dictatorship with constant surveillance that spends more money on rockets and weapons than its own people. a tour company expects five times as many tourist this is year as it did four years ago, when tourism wiz first aloud. that's only a total of 500. >> 500 people. >>> oz great and powerful. magic again at the box thaufs week. the film, like abc news, is part of disney. making it the biggest hit this year. took in $42 million. the call connected for 17 million. the invebl burt wonderstone was less than credible. my daughter, not m
because the postal service doesn't receive federal appropriations, it doesn't receive tax money, and patrick donohue says they never will. >> thank you. happening right now, day one of a week-long experiment open bart, aiming to test whether bicyclists and other passengers can share bart trains during the high commute hours. our news reporter is live at the bart station in oakland. how is it going so far, amy? >> kristen, we have not seen major problems but the debate is raging on. bart is trying to make it more comfortable for everyone, trying to make this work. but bicycle riders say they realize it is crowd asked they worried about tonight saying the evening commute is when it really is jammed up in there. >> bicycles are allowed on bart trains at any hour this week but that does not necessarily mean they welcome. >> they are constantly in the way and they take up two or three chairs. you commute around 5:00, it is not a good idea to have them. it is really crowded. >> officials say they have reconfigured the trains to try and create more space for bicycle riders and will try
tax for teams and officials. the city expects to make money back. >>> coming up at 6:00 the first funds to build california high speed rail are proved how close the project is to getting started and the steigerwaldering amount of interest you'll be paying on it. also fighting cancer. a device local doctors are using to make sure cells are gone, for good. >> a south bay man taking a trip to the laundromat came away with $333,000 that. was a winning jackpot sunday in the fantasy 5 drawing. >> he fwheent this liquor store out doing laundry. wow he plans to use that money to put a down payment on a home. >> i feel lucky finding 5s ndz jeans. but that is lucky. >> that is going to do it for us. >> from all of us here, thanks for watching. >>> this is "world news." tonight, breaking news. tragedy averted. a college student with homemade bombs and hundreds of bullets allegedly on the verge of attack. and we tell you how his roommate may have saved the campus. pierre thomas standing by. >>> false positive. a new warning tonight about breast cancer screenings. how you could have surgery fo
for posting the 201 super bowl. the city council is willing to wave the 9.5 percent hotel tax for the to teams and the employees that will play and will wave a 10 percent surcharge on game tickets that would have raised $6 million and a $4.54 city fee on packing spaces near the stadium. if santa clara wins the bind the super bowl will be played in the 49ers' new stadium now under construction that will generate hundreds of millions in activity activity but a last it is in san francisco the official host city. the nfl will choose the 2016 super bowl host city on may 22. >> a new poll finds support for same-sex marriage is at a new high. the washington post/abc news poll finds 58 percent of americans now say gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry a significant increase from 44 percent just three years ago the poll finds opposition to same-sex marriage has dropped from 55 percent to 36 circumstances in the last decade. the poll comes a week before the supreme court takes up the issue of gay marriage. >> former santa clara supervisor is due in court april 30 for sentencing as part of a plea
for the future. >> the additional money generated through proposition 30 which temporarily raises taxes on high earners to help fund public ed oox state lawmaker introduce aid bill closing a loophole alouing out of state players to file california worker compensation clai.s right now, 3,000 retired players never played have worker's comp claims pending in california court claiming they were injured in that state. in case that's is costing state taxpayers millions. >> to a lot of chase bank customers got a big scare when they went online today. >> yes. looked as though all money was gone. >> yes. >> can you imagine? >> yes. >> imagine going on line, seeing your balance is zero. that is what happened to many chase bank customers many of those went online or used smart phone owes co-not see balances. is those who did manage to log on saw a zero balance. chase said it was an internal problem that has been resolved. so your money should show up if looking now. positive news on the housing front. foreclosures dropped in february, down 29% compared to the year before. lowest since the housing crisis s
concessions to the nfl. santa clara will wave a 10 percent hotel tax on the 350 rooms the nfl staff would occupy and it would waive a 10 percent surcharge and smaller fees. they hope to make the bid more attractive and competitive with miami, the other finalist to hope the super bowl. representatives will take the pitch to the nfl on may 21. our news reporter will have a live report at the top of the hour. >> it is expected to be a tense gathering when the board of hewlett-packard holds the annual meeting today the shareholders have called for the ouster of half of the board members of at the palo alto high-tech giant made several poor investments including the botched $8 billion take year of a software maker in 2011. h.p. argues reshuffling the director could undermine efforts to revitalize the company. the c.e.o. is working to improve the fortunes of the computer make. >> an investigation is underway in south korea into possible cyber attack after computer networks of three broadcasters and several banks were paralyzed in seoul days after north korea blamed south korea and the united st
to town voting unanimously to waive a list of fees from hotel tax for nfl staff rooms to ticket sir charges, parking fees, all nfl requirements if santa clara wants to be considered as a super bowl host. the new stadium is finished in next year and if the super bowl comes in 2016 the stadium will be two years old at the time of the the hilton santa clara is optimistically planning a $140-room addition in time, ready in time, for the super bowl in 2016. the city will make their pitch to the nfl in may. >> we have some fees waived so we are more attractive. it is the first time we are doing this. we want to be competitive. >> miami is also a contender and will be competing against santa clara but miami has already posted ten super bowls. perhaps it is someone else's turn and sources tell abc7 news that miami probably cannot afford to waive those fees. the city of santa clara will take their pitch package to the nfl on may 21st. >> thank you. new this morning, president obama is now in israel going the first visit to the country and a new effort for peace between israelis and palestini
for you on tax time coming up. and at 5:00, the crackdown on distracted drivers taking place today with the types of citations drivers are getting and where they are doing a good job. >> there will be a change in the season at "who wants to be a millionaire," getting a new host. actor who is an entertainer is known for his work on the "kings of comedy tour" saying this will be a good time. >> there are reports that there will be a new youtube channel. >> what? passed up again? >> the video that left some speechless. >> police officers encounter all kinds of unexpect the situations but two michigan officers got a big surprise when they opened the trunk of a car to find what they thought was a dead deer jump out. the man would owns the car told the officers he hit the deer, he thought he killed it and put it in the trunk to take home for dinner but it had other plans and didn't want to be dinner and the officer opened the trunk and it jumped outran back to the woods and back to the freedom. >> i thought cats have nine lives. i guess deer [dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >>
's 876 area code with crooks impersonating government officials demanding tax money before he could get the prize. how much money did your father end up giving? >> he lost $85,000. >> reporter: $85,000. >> $85,000. it is devastating. >> reporter: listen to this a sad exchange between a scammer and woman named bea who shelled out more than $60,000. >> you have to pay the tax on the check before the check could be cashed. >> you keep asking for more money, more money. last night i went to bed crying. i don't have no money. the bills are coming. i don't have any oil. i'm freezing here. it's getting cold now. >> you'll have to take care of the final payment, bea. just keep your trust in us now. >> reporter: if the victims don't pay, the scammers are not above threats. >> there is nothing that these scammers won't do. they are absolutely despicable. >> we want to put out the red flags of warning. >> reporter: how to protect yourself? if prize officials call and tell you to pay taxes before they give you the money, it is a scam. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> big business news this
delaying hundreds of thousands of tax returns how to make sure yours get there with out a wait. now, kim and kourtney kardashian and adam driver. >> for all of us here, thanks for watching. see you at 9:00 and 11:00. this is "jeopard here are today's contestants -- a web publisher from portland, oregon... y!"re are today's contestants -- an education finance consultant from long beach, california... and our returning champion, a business analyst from minneapolis, minnesota... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our show. drew is a five-time champion, so he will probably be in our tournament of champions next year. he has enjoyed some degree of luck, as well, because whenever he misses a final jeopardy!, his challengers miss it, also, so he winds up with not a big total, but the most money in that particular game. what's going to happen today against tish and barrett? let's start finding out. good luck. here we go. the jeopardy! round begins with these categories. "y u" in quotation marks. drew. let's start with on th
. yesterday the gop released its plan to balance the budget in ten years and to do it without increasing taxes. president obama was asked about that budget in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos. >> my goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. my goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work and if we do that we're going to be bringing in more revenue. if we've controlled spending and we've got a smart entitlement package then potentially what you have is balance but it's not balance on the backs of, you know, the poor, the elderly, students who need student loans, families who have disabled kids. that's not the right way to balance our budget. >> and you can see that full interview coming up later today on "good morning america." >>> also the president discussed a major hacking scandal targeting celebrities, but he refused to say if the information posted about the first lady is actually authentic. the fbi and secret service are now investigating a website claiming to have social security number, credit reports and other financial i
of thousands of students are going to have to wait up to six weeks longer for tax refunds because of a filing error at h&r block. the tax preparer software didn't fill out one form properly. the mistake could affect when the students can apply for financial aid. h, and r block says it is working with the irs to fix this problem as quickly as they can. >>> a health alert about breast cancer treatment. a new study finds that radiation increases a woman's risk. a study find that radiation increases a woman's risk of heart problems even with lower doses used today. the risk starts five years after treatment and lasts for decade. expert say this doesn't mean fewer women should have radiation they should be more carefully managed or manage risk factors for heart disease. >>> and with that, here is a look at your weather. late day showers and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. warming up in the southwest. light snow around minneapolis, milwaukee and chicago. scattered snow showers in northern new england. >> blustery in the northeast. climbing into the 40s from boston to baltimore. 30s in the m
meeting with republicans over a lunch talking with about tax rates and the need for a grand bargain. senators said they're happy to see the president reaching out on the other side of the aisle. mitch mcconnell called it quote, a great meeting. >> transition for a new billing system is being blamed for tens of thousands of customers not getting their bills on time. >> some people are drowning in debt. >> they are. this is a bill that is easy to forget. imagine the surprise, some customers received a bill for almost a year's worth of water. >> danny from oakland lives on a small budget, taking pride in keeping up with bills. after tloo months of not getting the bill he thought he should check in on it. >> in july, east bay mud had in answer. >> he called back but no explanation from east bay mud this is a something brit gets mailed. it had been six months. the bill was not among those sent out. manning began to worry. >> i knew it would catch up with me. there is just no way they could not charge for water. >> more months would pass. manny was more than concerned. >> i'm upset tellin
: in sacramento the california teachers association is demanding that lawmakers use tax money to restore education funding. layoff notices are going out to hundreds of teachers even they said yes to proposition 30 for education. here is nannette miranda with the story. >>> california teachers association estimates the number of layoff notices handed out to public school teachers this week could be as low as 2,600 statewide, that is down 87% from the 20,000 pink slips issued last year. >> we think it's outrageous. >> the other union, california federation of teachers are angry that notices are going out at all. they were supposed to pay schools. >> for school districts to be issuing layoff notices really violates the spirit in which prop 30 was promoted to the voters. >> third grade teacher got one of those pink slips again. she thought she was safe this year considering her district now has a 31% reserve. >> i don't understand our district doesn't see the budgetary pie is extending. this should have resulted in a change of actions. they are acting as though the sky is still falling. >> reporter: k
official admits using tax money. tonight the one thing kept him out of prison. >> a management makeover at police headquarters. opd brass gets new responsibilities in the fight against crime. >> a step in california high speed rail project. the state can now proceed to borrow another $8 billion to build it. >> live on bart. to gauge reaction to letting bikes on board. >> he served the south bay as a county supervisor. he broke public trust. now, destined to serve time for the crimes committed. >> former santa clara county supervisor pleaded guilty today to charges of misusing taxpayer money. prosecutors say crimes were driven by gambling. vic lee is live with the latest. vic? >> this was the rise and fall of a popular politician. a second generation county supervisor took over his father's seat when he died. his gamble addiction got the better of him. tonight, today, his nightmare ended here at this court house. the disgraced former supervisor made no statements in court, never showed emotion, appearing with just his lawyer. no entourage. he stood before the judge as he read list of cha
city council to turn down the nfl request for tax breaks but we'll have to see what they decide tonight. >> thank you very much. two convicted swindlers got the harshest penalty ever handed dmoun a fraud case. you're looking live at the building involved. it's one of the city's prime pieces of real estate. abc 7 news is in the newsroom with the latest on it. vic? its got all of the makings of a novel, perhaps a movie. a ring of conartists making off with millions, money laundering condos, a fugitive on the and murder. the mastermind of the ring of thieves dubbed a dark prince. he may never be tried in this case, he's spending a life jents for murdering a 74-year-old palm springs man when he tried to steal his estate. his two accomplices appeared today to face their fate here. telecommunications executives and this tennis inspector were convicted for defrauding vips out of millions in real estate. today, the judge passed sentence. therefore mr. shaw sentenced to owe 20 years. >> the judge ordered shaw to pay a fine of $14 million. the co-defendant got 13 years prison in a four an
. the i.r.s. has $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds, money owned almost a million taxpayers who never file returns for 2009. april 15 is the deadline. that [ woman ] don't forget the yard work! okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up, the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> los altos, antioch, petaluma and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> 5:12 on this friday morning. a republican senator changed his mind about same-sex marriage and is the first sitting g.o.p. senator to support the unions. senator portman says the change began two years ago when his son told him he was gay. three was a member of the house of representatives in 1996 and voted in favor of defense of marriage act which defines marriage as between a man and woman and bars federal recognition of same-sex marriage. now,
increase from 2011 because of tax incentives. >> a college fraternity is a million dollars richer because of the late american bandstand legend dick collar giving -- dick clark. he was a member of the fraternity in syracuse university. he died after decades of hosting shows including the annual new year's eve elaboration -- celebration. >> and jeremy lin had a special event last night at castro center. there were crowds with guests including his parents and his high school, college, and shooting coaches. and the director of the film. it debuted at the sundance film festival showing his sudden rise to fame last year and making a quick cameo in the film is our very own abc7 news sports director. >> new york city dog is recovering after eating more than a dollar worth of pennys. unbelievable but the 13-year-old tear area was sick after he swallowed 100 pennys last week, more than half a pound of pennys jack was rushed to emergency surgery where it took two hours to remove all of the pennys, five at a time, from his belly. sink can -- zinc can be lethal. he knocked a bagel to the floor along
is demanding lawmakers use more tax money to restore education funding. layoff notices are going out to hundreds of people even though taxpayers said yes to proposition 30 for education. here's capital correspondent nannette miranda with the story. >> reporter: the california teachers organization estimates the number of notices handed out to public school teachers this year could be as low as 2600 statewide. that is down. the other union, federation of teachers, can't believe the notices are going out at all. proposition 30 was supposed to save schools from more budget cuts. >> for school districts now to be issuing the layoff notices really violates the spirit that prop 30 was promoted. >> megan got a pink slip again. she thought she was safe this year considering her district now has a 31% reserve. >> i don't understand why our district doesn't see that the budget pie is expanding. this should have resulted in a change in their actions. however, they are acting as though the sky is still falling. >> there's a lot of uncertainty still out there. >> capital advisers president kevin
to the bottom line, the president believes that we have to have more taxes from the american people. we aren't going to get very far on that. if the president doesn't believe that there needs to be a balance of the budget over the next ten years, i'm not sure we are going to get very far. and this is the whole issue. we have a spending problem here in washington. it's time to solve the problem. >> house budget committee chairman paul ryan released a budget last week to balance the budget in ten years but a main tenant of the plan calls for repealing the president's affordable care act. >>> here in the bay area the fourth bore project of the caldecott tunnell is going to open to traffic later this year. construction has just started on road way that connects oakland and orinda. our transportation reporter got a look inside. >> there will be plenty of high-tech features in the new fourth bore, but elbow grease and shovels were still the preferred method for work on a groundwater drainage system. at the same time work has just gun on one major milestone, putting in the roadway. this rocky mater
with overseas markets down after european leaders decided to tax every bank account to pay for a bailout triggering a run on a.t.m.'s in cyprus and the largest bank in europe will cut 5,000 jobs, part of a strategy to make hsbc more efficient and profitable with more than 40,000 emily is in the united states. >> the great and powerful oz is part of disney and had good word part of disney and had good word of mouth taking in $42let's pla: [ all ] who's new in the fridge! our mystery guest: ensure complete... uh...do you support bones? [ ding! ] i've got calcium and vitamin d. oh! immune system. [ ding! ] one word: antioxidants. heart health? [ ding! ] my omega 3s never skip a beat. how 'bout muscles? [ ding! ] i have protein and revigor to protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. [ ding! ding! ding! ] that's a winner! ensure complete! [ female announcer ] the four-in-one nutrition of ensure complete. a simple choice to help you eat right. [ major nutrition ] ensure complete. nutrition in charge. >> san rafael, south bay, pleasanton and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good mon
a slow tart with worries about cyprus, a small country, small economy, but it plans to tax people's bank accounts their deposits because of their budget problems. that is raising new concerns about the stability of the european banking system and probably some worse on wall street, especially as we are up here near record highs and we are trading lower across the board and the silicon valley index down on the day so far. the fattest moving real estate market in the country shows the number homes uncontract in 24 hours or less, and the past five months, phoenix has 540 of the so-called flash sales, the most of many, and hoes is -- san jose is the 15th highest. the inventory shortage and higher buyer demand is fueling the instant sales and los angeles has more coming in at 7th and sacramento at eight. live from the new york stock exchange for your news. exchange for your news. >> the morning newsys of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the
council is willing to wave the 9.5 percent hotel tax for 350 nfl employees and the two teams that play. they are willing to wave a 10 percent surcharge on game ticket that who is raised $6348. and $4.54 city fee on parking spaces. if santa clara wins the bid, super bowl 50 would be played in the 49ers new name name under construction. the game should generate hundreds of millions in economic activity but a lost that is in san francisco, the official host city. the nfl picks the super bowl host for 2016 on may 22. >> poll finds support for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high. the washington post/abc news poll fines 58 percent of americans now say gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry, a significant increase from 44 percent just three years ago and finds opposition to same-sex marriage has dropped from 55 percent to 36 percent in the last decade. the poll comes a week before the supreme court takes up the issue of gay marriage. >> santa clara supervisor george shirakawa junior is due in court in april if sentencing. he pleaded guilty in court yesterday to 12 charges connecte
opposition to the new taxes by going around gop leaders or rolling right over them. >> i don't think it's to break or go around them. i think it is to identify what i call the commonsense caucus, which says we can do sensible deficit reduction with a combination of entitlement reform, some judicious spending cuts, closing some tax loopholes that nobody really defends on their own and that's what i've been talking about for the last two years. >> that commonsense caucus on the republican side, lindsey graham, kelly ayotte, other senate republicans say you see a lot more entitlement reform from you before they can sign on to any new revenues like putting -- raising the medicare eligibility age back on the table. is that back on the table? >> well, one of the things, you know, that i've discovered in some of these dinners, which is useful, people don't actually know what i proposed and it's a lot easier to have a conversation when there's something specific. >> even those who have seen your plans say they need to see more. >> i understand which at some point i take myself out of this. what
years and do it without tax increases. the president addressed that budget plan when he sat down for an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos. >> my goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. my goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work and if we do that we are going to be bringing in more revenue. if we have controlled spending and we have a smart entitlement package potentially what you have is balance, but it is not balance on the backs of, you know, the poor, the elderly, students who need student loans, families who have disabled kids. that's not the right way to balance our budget. >> the white house says the math in the gop budget plan simply doesn't add up and it would hurt the middle-class. you can see the full exclusive interview a little later today coming up on "good morning america." >>> a new piece of gun control legislation faces an uphill fight in congress despite taking the first step. a senate committee yesterday approved a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for gun buyers includin
't need any taxes. >> there you go. yeah. >> talk ourselves into a circle. >> from the basketball court to the courtroom. the athletic star relieved after a big legal decision. >> later, wild animals, tamed, as pets. foxes, maybe? what do you think? are they worthwhile companions? how much would you pay for one? you are watching "world news now". ♪ "world news now" weather brought to you by lyme away turbo power. using that cleaner.od luck excuse me, miss ? he's right. those are tough hard water stains, and that cleaner's not gonna cut it. truth is, 85% of us have hard water and many don't even know it. you need lime-a-way. lime-a-way is specially formulated to conquer hard water stains. it's 4 times more effective at removing lime scale than the leading bathroom cleaner. see the lime-a-way difference or your money back. [ female announcer ] stress sweat is different than ordinary sweat. it smells worse. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. given way to sleeping. tossing
building. and the protesters achieved v parliament abandoned the pla tax their bank accounts. the country is still despe, on the vergebankd iftdoet, t and government coulroke thalit nd o stocks, even the protesters know that. >> it is a domino effect it will start here it will not end here. it will -- financial collapse will commence here in cyprus, all throughout europe and will affect the united states most definitely. >> reporter: which means this beautiful i the fate of the european and perhaps world economie nick schifrin, abc news, cyprus. >>> all right, statue of liberty which was shut down after hurricane sandy set to reopen in time for fourth of july. the statue itself survived the , bulad sits badly d. making it uoritor repairs should be compl summer trav >>> after a relentless final few weeks of winter, we are pleased to report that spring arrives. at 7:02 eastern time. just a few hours from now. as abc's ginger zee reports it's welcome news for the northeast after another major winter storm. >> reporter: it is like a broken en plows down. shovels out and that familia
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